Bitcoin, the “emperor” of digital currencies is growing in popularity day by day. Part of this is due to its unique characteristics as a fungible, anonymous and easily transferrable cryptocurrency. The other part is its excellent price performance, which has recently see it touch the $5,000 level for the first time ever. As of today, more than 100,000 merchants and stores worldwide accept Bitcoin, with the number growing daily.
Nevertheless, an issue which still dissuades people from buying and/or using Bitcoin to make purchases is that of acceptance. What shops and service providers currently accept Bitcoin as a form of payment? Here are some truly unique products and services you can buy with Bitcoin in 6 countries.
TakeAway.com – The ubiquitous British online takeaway site lists over 7,500 restaurants nationwide. Order a meal directly delivered to your house, paid for in Bitcoin.
Makers Academy – If you are interested in educational services, the Makers Academy offers basic 3-month computer programming courses you can pay with Bitcoin.
PrivateFly – For your luxury aviation needs. Choose from a wide range of planes, from small Cessnas all the way to Boeings, for the ultimate private flying experience – digitally purchased.
My Btc Store – An Italian E-bay clone, where you can find all sorts of products priced in Bitcoins.
BitAbruzzo – A website selling cheeses, oils, cured meats and other typical food products from the southern Italian region of Abruzzo.
Gruppo Barletta – Want to own your place in the Eternal City? This real estate company specialises in selling real estate in Rome and is the first one in the world to accept Bitcoin.
Jackpocket – Feeling lucky? In New York you can buy lottery tickets via the Jackpocket app, including the uber-famous Powerball. You can now turn a few Bitcoins into potentially (hundreds of) millions.
Dell – If you need a new PC, this American computer behemoth has become a sector pioneer by accepting Bitcoin.
Home Depot – The leading U.S. hardware store chain, for all your home renovation needs. Available in all 50 states.
Patiti Patati – This Berlin restaurant has a menu entirely (and only) made of potato-based dishes! Needless to say, strictly vegetarian.
Computerspielmuseum – Nostalgic about Super Mario, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man? Then check out this one-of-a-kind Berlin computer game museum, which charges its entrance fee in Bitcoin.
Bitch Wedding – You could hardly find a more original name for this tech-savvy Berlin tattoo parlour. By appointment only!
Passage du Grand Cerf – A traditional Parisian outdoors marketplace, featuring more than 20 locations between shops and cafés.
Le Picotin – A high-end Parisian bistro, offering quality french cuisine with a wide range of daily dishes available.
Mark Hachem – Perhaps unsurprisingly for a country with a profound love of art, Mark Hachem’s masterpieces can be purchased with Bitcoin.
Simon Fraser University Bookstore – In Vancouver and craving for knowledge? Check into the SFU bookstore for a wide selection of rigorously academic titles.
Shopify – This exquisitely Canadian company makes commerce websites possible – for anyone. And what’s best, all Shopify websites accept Bitcoin.
Sandman Hotels – This chain of medium-range hotels is present in 6 Canadian provinces, plus the UK. Designed for pleasant city breaks, with fitness and pool amenities included.Trade Bitcoin here